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Sample Seller Testimonials
"One day walking around the neighborhood, Joe and I met with Stephanie at an open house...We'd learn later that it was our lucky day. She became our realtor and we couldn't have asked for anybody better qualified than her for the job. And it wasn't an easy task—helping us win our one and only dream house, which was also attractive to many other couples in the crazy Bay Area market. With the Compass Bridge Loan program, we avoided the contingency of needing to sell another property before being able to buy. (She also helped get Joe’s existing home ready for the market within 6 weeks, and sell it with multiple offers in just 10 days.) I cannot praise her amazing qualities highly enough. You must see for yourself. If you're looking for a highly experienced, smart, approachable and available person, she's definitely your best bet! " - Ana G.
"Stephanie Sills made our dreams come true by selling our house in Moss Beach in record time. Her incredible work ethic, impeccable attention to detail and beautiful disposition made the whole process painless, successful and rewarding. Being a Coastside resident, her knowledge and feel for the market is second to none...research, planning and stylish staging advice are just some of the positives. The only downside is that, as a neighbor, I will miss her very much. Thank you, Stephanie! " - Nik K.
"We met Stephanie in August 2019 when considering selling our Coastside four-plex and immediately liked her persona, her strong communication and organization skills, and her ‘Can do! Let's get to it!’ attitude. Stephanie made suggestions regarding repainting, staging and landscaping (then followed through with organizing the specialists to get this done.) The four-plex was on the market in two weeks after a professional photo shoot and promotional video.
Stephanie and her team managed Open Houses for two weekends, and we received three competitive offers after only eleven days on the market. We recently closed on this sale and couldn't be happier. Based on her professionalism, expertise and strong communication skills, Stephanie will soon be representing our son and daughter-in-law as they seek to purchase a new home. Thank you, Stephanie! " - Mary & Bruce C.
"From the moment I asked Stephanie to facilitate the sale of our house in the San Mateo highlands, she was on it. The neighborhood was not one she'd worked in before, so her research was extensive, including not only ongoing exploration of comparable homes, but getting a real feel for the area by talking to people who live and work in the area.
While the house was well maintained, Stephanie saw that it needed serious updating to make it attractive to potential buyers. I have no eye for or interest in home design, but agreed that anyone with the funds to purchase such a house would likely expect it to be ‘move-in ready.’ I turned all design decisions over to Stephanie. While she communicated with me about every decision, she willingly took on the responsibility of everything from replacing pink carpet with hardwood floors, freshening paint where needed, finding handymen, painters, landscaper, etc. She worked and negotiated with contractors to keep costs down, and she considered which changes would make the most impact. She even picked out just the right lighting and hardware to complement the new style. The result was stunning!
Stephanie's pricing strategy was right on, and everything played out just the way she expected (and I hoped) it would. The house sold in just 13 days, well above asking price, just as she predicted.
The hard work, energy, creativity, knowledge and especially heart that Stephanie brought to this project made it so smooth and easy, with my not having to do much more than DocuSign. I don't think this level of support is common for a realtor, and I am so grateful that I put my trust in Stephanie." - Diana P.
"Want your home sold fast and for a good price? CHOOSE STEPHANIE SILLS, a highly skilled, hardworking, effective real estate agent!
Thanks to Stephanie and her team, my home was prepared and marketed to generate strong interest even before the listing hit MLS! She executed a GREAT sales strategy and got results. We received THREE OFFERS within 30 days – during a softening market AND the slowest selling season of the year!
Stephanie and her team were immensely helpful to me since I live outside of Half Moon Bay. Stephanie...
• Orchestrated the entire process, including: cleaning, repairs, painting, staging, landscaping and inspections
• Maintained regular and detailed communication with me Being able to rely on my agent to handle everything was crucial to me!
• Did all the market data analysis, marketing, open houses, and diligent follow up
• Was always 100% on top of every detail
• Took great care in listening, understanding my needs and keeping me updated.
I’ve worked with many realtors but have never experienced a realtor as exceptional as Stephanie Sills. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone buying or selling real estate on the Bay Area Coastside or Peninsula. Stephanie Sills is definitely a 5-STAR AGENT!
" - Alice W.
Sample Buyer Testimonials
"Stephanie was truly a pleasure to work with - we highly recommend working with her! As first time home buyers moving to the coast, we had a lot to learn about the home buying process and the area, and Stephanie was a wonderful resource, providing excellent service and advice throughout the process. She was always very responsive, warm, friendly, and available to answer our questions or talk through anything at anytime. In less than a month of working together she helped us move quickly to make a smart offer and secure our dream home, and helped us navigate every part of the process - all while dealing with Covid restrictions! We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much Stephanie!!" – Kelly A.
"We had the pleasure of working with Stephanie to find a home for our family, who came highly recommended by other families on the coast (though she knows the entire peninsula well). Our search took well over a year, and during that time, our needs and preferences changed, and at times we didn't know exactly what we wanted or how serious we were. Even with a moving target, Stephanie regularly let us know about properties of interest, and was always kind, extremely patient, and so helpful in answering any questions we had. At times we put our search on the back burner, but anytime we were interested in something she was lightning fast on getting info or scheduling a tour. She accompanied us to see many homes along the coast, (even as far as Santa Cruz during a heat wave, at last minute notice!), but we never felt pressure from her - she genuinely wanted to help find the perfect home for our needs and budget, no matter how long it would take. We finally found what we were looking, and she helped us craft a winning offer amongst competition with higher budgets.
What sets Stephanie apart is her level of care, thorough knowledge, and warm personality. It honestly felt like we had a trusted friend helping us out, that actually cared about us as people. She was always incredibly responsive, no matter the time of day, or what our question was - during all steps of the process. Even now, I feel like I could ask her anything home or community related and she'd be happy to help.
We highly recommend reaching out to Stephanie whether casually browsing, or looking to purchase with a timeline in mind. She is extremely knowledgeable, organized, and thoughtful. It's amazing to have someone like her to have as a resource and support you along the way." – Alexis & Scott
"We had an incredible experience working with Stephanie and we are honored to write this review. What makes home buying so complex is that you have to come at it with analytical thinking but it is still an emotional decision about the future you envision for your family. Stephanie was the glue that held our team together through immense kindness and thorough analysis. Stephanie helped us through the stress and disappointments - the ups and downs - of being in the housing market. We met her at an open house where she was covering for a colleague. We randomly struck up a conversation about her travel to Zimbabwe. This chance meeting led to a months-long journey of buying a new home in arguably the trickiest real estate market in the country. Stephanie has been a cheerleader and advisor for us at every step of the process. This included supporting us with exploring different cities, thinking about what kind of home we wanted, and negotiating the mortgage loan process. Her expertise was especially valuable in the bidding and negotiation process once we started making offers. She also brought the support of her whole team. If you're looking for an agent who brings a balanced approach and personal touch, then call Stephanie! " - Zaza K. & Tyrone H.
"From the first moment we met with her to understand the market in Half Moon Bay, Stephanie was unfailingly knowledgeable, responsive, thoughtful and kind. Her wide experience, data-based information and advice, and commitment to getting us through the home-buying process with as much enjoyment and as little pain as possible did a lot to relieve my anxiety as a middle-aged first-time home-buyer. Stephanie also pulled together an equally supportive team with our mortgage broker and title company and worked to ensure transparent communication with everyone. We are now happy and grateful homeowners! We highly recommend Stephanie as a trustworthy and highly effective professional. " - Heidi H.
"We first met Stephanie at an open house in Half Moon Bay. We were immediately impressed with the knowledge she had about all of the Coastside areas that we were interested in moving to. Once we started working with Stephanie we were again impressed by her communication skills and her work ethic. She worked tirelessly to help us with the bidding process and used her skills to get us the house we wanted. She was able to use her network of contractors to help determine the costs of repairing and remodeling properties in order to determine if it made sense to buy. Stephanie also connected us with a financial wizard that she has been working with for a long time and even though we had a complicated financial situation was able to get us approved for a loan. Go with Stephanie, her knowledge, experience, and professionalism made our dreams come true. " - Joel S. and Valerie W.
"Because Stephanie Sills had been described to me as a very smart, dedicated, hardworking woman who is trusted by her clients, my family and I asked her to find a house for us in the Moss Beach area. She had a thorough interview process where she asked numerous questions in order to determine what we thought would work for us. I returned to my home in New Jersey and within two short weeks Stephanie had found us our dream house! Because I really trusted her judgement, I sent a check to secure the down payment without even seeing the house in person. She negotiated skillfully with the listing agent and seller to facilitate visits and additional inspections that satisfied all of our questions and resulted in a good purchase price. Four weeks later, the house was ours. Stephanie guided us through a daunting process with competence and ease. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing a real estate agent who listens, communicates well and really cares about her clients. " - M.P.
"When we first met Stephanie at an open house for a home we were interested in, we were so impressed with her knowledge of the area and how comfortable she made us feel that we knew we wanted to work with her in finding our next home. Stephanie helped us navigate through the super competitive Bay Area market, and was very responsive and accommodating to our busy schedules. She was also very patient with us, while providing us the necessary guidance and strategy to make the winning bid. She made the entire process seamless and easy, and we could not have asked for a better person to represent us. Thank you Stephanie for helping us find our beautiful home! " - Michael K.
"I simply cannot recommend Stephanie Sills more strongly! She not only helped us sell our property quickly, but she also found us our dream home - not an easy task! ; ) Stephanie is highly responsive, communicative, honest, and incredibly hard working. She also has a great eye for design and excellent instincts. In working with Stephanie, it became clear very quickly that she cares a great about her clients, knows and understands the market, and operates with the utmost integrity. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, I highly recommend working with Stephanie!" - Helen C.
"There aren’t enough words to describe how much we would recommend Stephanie Sills!! She is team oriented, treating her relationship with us, as buyers, as a partnership which we greatly appreciated. The way she partners with the seller, lender, escrow, and all other parties involved in the process is a true testament to her team mindset. We had a very short close, with a few hick ups (in no part due to Stephanie) along the way, but she stayed on top of each step, keeping us informed and providing sound advice. She is diligent, creative, patient, and she pushed for resolution always with our best interest at the forefront. We feel so lucky to have found and worked with Stephanie!!" - Mark S.
"Stephanie is an amazing realtor and a joy to work with! My husband and I had been actively looking for a house for over a year and a half. We are teachers and competition in our price point is FIERCE. After six defeated offers, we were dismayed and felt like a home just wasn’t in the cards for us. Then along came Stephanie… her dedication and attention to detail is amazing! Her balanced approach and knowledge of the area brings results. Four months after beginning to work with Stephanie, we have purchased a home and are unpacking boxes!!! " - Erin O.
"We met Stephanie after 1 year of unsuccessful attempts at finding our family home in the Bay Area. Her expertise, professionalism and knowledge of the market are second to none. She quickly developed a plan for us and helped us determine the best neighborhoods for us based on our budget. With Stephanie's help we secured a home in a matter of 2-3 months and we couldn't be happier with our new house and the wonderful help that Stephanie provided, often going above and beyond her duties. We wouldn't doubt to recommend her to anyone that is looking for a results-driven and experienced realtor. " - Diego V.
"Stephanie is truly the greatest of all time. She's honest, insightful, strategic, and a great advisor. Ours wasn't the most lucrative deal on her plate at the time, but that didn't stop Stephanie from spending loads of time and attention on the nuances and idiosyncrasies of our situation. She made sure we got what we wanted!
When you're in the middle of a move, you can feel like you're entrusting your future to other people -- it can be overwhelming. Stephanie will make you feel you're in good hands. Stephanie knows the coast, knows the people, and can help you quickly get established in your new home. I guarantee you'll be impressed.”
" - Ryan A.
"Working with Stephanie was fabulous! Buying a house can be such a complicated process, with hopes and dreams in play. Stephanie was a wonderful guide for us. She listened carefully to us to figure out what was important to us and then helped us map out the possibilities. Importantly, she was diligent in her research and provided us with data points that helped us in our decision-making process. " - Tara F.
"“Completely new to the area, no contacts. Met and interacted with Stephanie as a listing agent. Converted her to be our buying agent. Experienced both selling & buying sides of Stephanie and can say, she's amazing.
WHY STEPHANIE'S AWESOME
• QUICK. Responsive around the clock.
• WELL-CONNECTED. Provided hyper-local knowledge, assets, contacts, network, knowledge, etc.
• CHARMING. Pleasant to work with through an intimidating and (sometimes unpleasant for first time homebuyers) process.
• EXPERIENCED. Anticipated our needs and fixed/solved problems for us we didn't even know we had before they hit us.
• SMART. Advised us well on strategy and negotiation tactics.
• OVER-ACHIEVER. Went above and beyond to accommodate our requests.
GO WITH STEPHANIE! Working with Stephanie is a no-brainer. She's best-in-class and offers superior service to many of the agents we interviewed or interacted with. Stephanie gave us the careful time and attention we deserve to find a home that will give us the best quality of life here as new residents.” " - Tu-Han P.
"I can say with full confidence that Stephanie will guide you through the complicated process of buying a home with care and consistent support. I can never thank her enough for being always there for me and managing the schedules to ensure timely submissions of all documents necessary to finalize the process.
I mentioned to Stephanie that I felt like she treated me as a sister, whom she truly wanted to find the best fit in finding a home, and to insure as painless process as possible, knowing I am a single and full-time working mom. From our first meeting Stephanie made sure she learned about mine and my teenager's lifestyles and needs, and she worked tirelessly to show us properties on the Half Moon Bay Coastside and Peninsula that would fit our desires.
In just 7 weeks we were able to identify and to purchase the perfect home for our family! I was very happy with her excellent market expertise, communication and service. She was completely on top of all the details. Without her holding my hand through the process, the experience would have been much more stressful. I am so grateful that my colleague referred me to Stephanie and that I contacted her! With 100% confidence, I will refer her to everyone I know who needs an outstanding real estate agent to help them buy or sell a home!”
" - Natalya A.
"We'd essentially given up on being able to buy a home in Half Moon Bay. We just couldn't seem to catch a break - then Stephanie stepped in. She went "above and beyond" in every sense of the phrase. Anything she could do to give us a leg up on finding a home that could work for us she did - she gave us hope. More importantly she found us a home - and quickly too! From the initial search through contract and escrow Stephanie put in the work to make our dreams come true. She took care of our needs, got answers to our questions, and allowed our dream of homeownership to become a reality. I'd recommend Stephanie to anyone seeking to find their home!” " - Matthew A.